In the round-up: Robert Kubica’s chances of returning to Formula One have been dealt another blow as Sergey Sirotkin is now considered favourite to land the final vacant seat.
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Sirotkin favourite to get 2018 Williams drive (Autosport)
"It is believed Sirotkin brings substantial backing with him - understood to be in the region of £15 million - from Russia's SMP Racing, which was founded by Boris Rotenberg, who controls SMP Bank."
Red Bull 'won't wait around forever' for Ricciardo (Racer)
"The problem is we won't wait around forever and we've got some very good options available to us, but our priority is to try and ensure we find a solution with Daniel."
Force India F1 executive denies money was channelled to Mallya's account (ANI)
"Presenting her testimony at London's Westminster Magistrates Court, Margaret Sweeney, the chief financial officer of Force India, dismissed the government's claim that payments adding up to tens of millions of dollars made by Kingfisher Airlines in lieu of its sponsorship of the Force India team were given to Mallya."
Tost on Toro Rosso’s tumultuous ‘17 season (F1)
"He was always fast, but somehow couldn’t get it together – not for a whole season – but now he is back aged 28. And my guess is that something similar could happen to Daniil."
Renault targets top three in 2018 testing mileage (Motorsport)
"We need to focus on what matters, on what counted, this year, which is in particular the first goal – to have a very reliable car as soon as the winter tests."
Fast asleep: How drivers use science to avoid jet lag (Global Institute for Motor Sport Safety)
"These hectic schedules are carefully planned and managed by team personnel, but to ensure they don’t have a detrimental effect, some racing drivers and teams are now using careful plans to manage their sleep too."
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